Friday, November 25, 2022

A Big Finish - Aidan's Quilt

A month ago Aidan's quilt was a top, and now it's a finish.  A big finish!  81" by 98" to be exact.  It should work okay for a few more years until he's done growing.

It was "fun" (you know what I mean!) man-handling that thing to machine stitch the binding on .....

.....and it was very warm hand-stitching it down. (The weather is not cold enough yet for that!)  I didn't even ask Hubby to hold it up for me to take pics because it's so big.  I just threw it onto the ground and had a fall photo shoot.

I had the fun of gifting it in person when the family was together for Thanksgiving dinner.  

He was a good sport about wrapping himself up in it ....

..... to reenact a photo of him with another of his "Gramma Quilts" when he was three years old.  I didn't dare ask him to pose at the window, though!  

He really likes his quilt, and I think it's big enough .....

..... for now!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Rennes' Quilt

Rennes is the most recent great-nephew to get a quilt from Aunt Sandy.  (These little ones just keep coming!)   

I bought a few blues and grays when I was in Shipshewana this past summer so I would have enough to make a scrappy version of "Child's Play", a free download from  

More HSTs, but I'm getting used to them, so I've stopped complaining!  

Auditioning fabrics for the binding was hard.  I though they all looked good.

Family baby quilts always get hand quilted.

I'll probably use this pattern again.  I really love it.

So does Rennes!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

An Early Finish - Safari Babies

I may have planned too easy a goal for November.  The Safari Babies quilt is already done!  I quilted it with a simple meander on my domestic machine and put on a bright binding for a fun finish.


Such cute safari babies!

I've already found some line drawings for another quilt like this one.  This time - underwater babies!

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

November Goals

I've done well this year getting things checked off my 2022 "To Do" List but not so great at finishing things on the "UFO" List.  I have three donation quilts along with the backings and bindings made and ready to be finished.  One is from last year, so it needs to be done first.  I found the cutest little safari animals online last year, traced them onto unbleached muslin, and embroidered them, but that's as far as I got.  That's what happens when I just have to have some handwork to keep busy.  Things end up on the UFO list.  

I think they're pretty adorable.

Last week I pulled a bunch of 2.5" squares from my (incredibly organized) stash and started sewing them together to come up with this -


Getting this done and checked off the list is my November goal.  If i can finish a couple of other WIPs (Works in Progress) and keep them from ending up on the UFO list at the end of the year, that will be a bonus! 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

October One Monthly Goal Met and a Stash Report

My October One Monthly Goal was to finish and gift the I Spy quilt for Baby Vivi, and I did it.  It was finished and gift wrapped for several days, but I didn't get by there to drop it off until the afternoon of the 31st.  Phew!  That was close.

I guess I was really focused on finishing, because I didn't take any "in process" photos.  How about some slightly fuzzy close-ups instead?

Cute prints, and bright colors, and Tom & Jerry, and cupcakes .....  

..... and a sweet custom label made by my friend Denise, aka Vivi's gramma.

My stash report is a little sparse this month, but I'm getting there.


Fabric Added in October -  5.5 yards
Fabric Used in October -  10.4 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date - 77.7 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date - 195.6 yards
Net Used in 2022 - 117.9 yards

Days I sewed in October 30/31
Days I sewed this year - 294/304
Percentage - 97%

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